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Beautiful panoramic view of the La Spezia Gulf
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Guided tour of Cinque Terre in Italy
Unforgettable Road Trip

Pisa and Cinque Terre Day Trip from Florence

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12h 15min

  • Experience the breathtaking charm of Cinque Terre's sea-side cities, all in one exhilarating day trip from Florence. Book before March 18 to discover the captivating charm of Vernazza, Monterosso, and Manarola while immersing yourself in the unique sights and experiences each city has to offer, resulting in an unforgettable Italian adventure.
  • Discover the perfect Italian trifecta by booking our Cinque Terre & Pisa Day Trip beginning March 18! Not only will you explore the enchanting coastal towns of Monterosso and Manarola, but you'll also travel to Pisa, marveling at its iconic Leaning Tower and other architectural wonders.
  • Elevate your Cinque Terre tour with an optional light hike guided by our expert English-speaking guide, offering spectacular panoramic views atop the hills. Whether you're a hiking enthusiast or a casual explorer, this unique opportunity allows you to truly appreciate the natural beauty of Cinque Terre.
  • Until March 17, you can select our transfer-only option and join us on the journey from Florence to La Spezia, traveling in comfort and style. Enjoy free time in this scenic location, choosing exactly how to explore the Ligurian Riviera, until it's time for everyone to meet up again and head back to Florence.

Tour Description

What's Included

  • Fully guided tours in Monterosso, Manarola and Vernazza (Not available for "transfer-only" option)
  • Fully Guided Tour of Vernazza (Available until March 17 – Not available for “transfer-only option)
  • Fully Guided Tour of Pisa (Beginning March 18 – Not available for “transfer-only” option)
  • Cinque Terre National Park Admission Ticket (Not available for "transfer-only" option)
  • Optional light hike with tour leader (Not available for "transfer-only" option)
  • Round-trip transport in a comfortable air-conditioned coach
  • Local train tickets (Not available for "transfer-only" option)
  • Expert local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Food & Beverages
  • Towel & Swimwear

Sites Visited

  • La Spezia
  • Vernazza (Until March 17)
  • Monterosso
  • Manarola
  • Pisa (From March 18)

Enjoy an early-day Italian adventure departing from Florence, venturing towards the captivating Ligurian coast – a realm of nature's grandeur and the renowned Cinque Terre, a string of picturesque seaside villages along the Italian Riviera. Admire the famed steep terraces adorned with vibrant homes and vineyards.

Starting March 18, bookings will include the breathtaking charm of both Cinque Terre's sea-side cities and the iconic landmarks of Pisa. For those who book before this date, the tour will focus solely on the enchanting Cinque Terre.

Explore the Cinque Terre Seaside

Meet your tour guide in Florence and start a journey that will take your breath away - head by coach to the seaside towns of Vernazza, Monterosso and Manarola. You will have free time to explore each of these beautiful areas, and the chance to opt for a light hike experience. Your expert, English-speaking tour guide will always be at your side and provide a commentary to bring these stunning places to life and leave you feeling awed. From the colorful houses to the cobbled streets, all these towns offering something breathtakingly beautiful that will allow you to create amazing memories to last a lifetime.

The first stop of our day trip brings you to the town of Vernazza, one of the most stunning places on the West Coast of Italy. You’ll notice fishermen’s boats docked daintily by the beach, colorful homes peppering the scenery, an old house looming on the horizon. It’s quite breathtaking. Enjoy free time to explore this beautiful village on your own, and hurry, as this stop will only be part of our itinerary until March 17, 2024!

Walk The Italian Vineyards or Relax in Fegina Beach

From Vernazza, we will hop on the local train (8 minutes transfer), towards Monterosso the largest town among the Cinque Terre, here, you will enjoy free time to wander around the charming town and to taste the delicious flavors of the Ligurian cuisine. If you want to make the most out of this Cinque Terre experience, we also offer an optional 45-minute light hike, for those who want to see the stunning mainland and coastline scenery from a different perspective.

Your tour leader guide you through the terraced vineyards, the ancient olive groves and the spectacular panoramic views that will stay in your memories forever. After the hike, you will be able to enjoy more free time in Monterosso and relax in Fegina beach, the most stunning beach of Cinque Terre. Along the promenade you'll find restaurants, pubs, and ice-cream shops. So, the choice is entirely yours!

Visiting Manarola

Then it is “all aboard!” as you are taken by train (14 minutes transfer) to the oldest town of Manarola, characterized by its colorful boats and waterfront looking out over the blue-grey rocks to the sea. It is so picturesque it will seem like you’ve stepped into a Renaissance painting. But it is entirely authentic, we can assure you. Once again, take your time to amble around the area on your own and discover everything fate has in store for you.

Be sure to savor your final sampling of the Liguria region’s famous flavors, including its highly prized pesto, because soon you’ll be back onboard the train for a quick ride to your private air-conditioned coach to Florence. Use this return trip to rest while relishing in the wonderful memories just collected on this one-of-a-kind tour. You deserve it.

Journey to Pisa Beginning March 18: The Leaning Tower and More

Travelers that book after March 18 will extend their trip past the beauties of Cinque Terre, with a journey to the famous city of Pisa, home to the iconic Leaning Tower and other architectural wonders. The construction of the tower, initiated in 1172, faced challenges with unstable ground, resulting in its distinctive tilt. Explore Pisa's historical treasures and enjoy a final taste of Ligurian flavors, including the renowned pesto.

As your day trip concludes, board the train for a swift and scenic return to your private air-conditioned coach bound for Florence. Use this relaxing journey to reflect on the extraordinary experiences and memories you've gathered throughout the day – a perfect blend of coastal beauty, cultural richness, and the iconic landmarks of Pisa.

This extended itinerary ensures a comprehensive and unforgettable Italian adventure, celebrating the diversity and charm of these remarkable destinations. You've truly earned the joy of relishing these unique moments.

Tranfer-Only Option (Available Until March 17)

If you choose to book the transfer-only option, you'll join us on the comfortable coach journey from Florence to La Spezia. Here, our guides will leave you to your own devices for the rest of the day; you can explore beautiful La Spezia to your heart's content, discovering the beautiful scenery and visiting the museums or art galleries. You can choose to hop on the train and visit any of the five beautiful towns that make up the Cinque Terre area: it's up to you where you visit and how long you spend there. At the pre-arranged time, you'll head back to the designated meeting point so we can take you straight back to Florence!


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